Dr Louise Rutterford
Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK
My research interests centre around how to reduce and mitigate anthropogenic impacts in the environment whilst supporting human health. Recent projects focus on environmental impacts of food alongside nutritional provision, the response of marine systems to climate change and conserving threatened marine environments. I work in partnership with the Universities of Exeter and Bristol and the Centre for environment, fisheries and aquaculture science (Cefas).
I completed a biology degree and environmental masters at York University, with a focus on climate science in terrestrial systems. My recent research projects follow several years of work in the environmental sector as a project manager for sustainable energy and transport consultancies.
Through my PhD I worked closely with Cefas and am involved in government commissioned research projects. I have also reviewed papers submitted for publication that relate to my research area.
To help my universities to address the declared climate and environment emergency I choose lower impact refreshments for meetings and work with global teams remotely whenever possible. We are also improving the efficiency of our team office and lab space.
PhD, Biosciences, University of Exeter
MRes Ecology and Environmental Management, University of York, Distinction.
BSc Biology, University of York, First class honours.
Climate change, marine fisheries, emissions reduction, mitigation, nutrition, Life-cycle assessment, aquaculture, nutrition, conservation
Reducing food emissions: How do we reduce food emissions without unintended consequences on health or wider sustainability? University of Bristol, led by Dr Taro Takahashi.
PhD: Assessing the impacts of a changing climate on marine species.
Supervisors: Steve Simpson, University of Exeter, Martin Genner, University of Bristol, Simon Jennings, Cefas, Lowestoft, Ewan Hunter, Cefas, Lowestoft
Funding Body: NERC CASE studentship with Cefas
Project Description:Using a combination of standardized fisheries survey data and published marine species studies to assess the impacts of climate change on marine species, identify drivers of species distributions and to predict the impact of climate change on species and assemblage distributions.
Jose A. Fernandes, Thomas L. Frölicher, Louise A. Rutterford, Maite Erauskin-Extramiana & William W. L. Cheung (2020) Regional Environmental Change, volume 20, Article number: 116
Fernandes, J. A., L. Rutterford, S. D. Simpson, M. Butenschon, T. L. Frolicher, A. Yool, W. W. L. Cheung and A. Grant (2020). Global Change Biology26(7): 3891-3905.
R. A. Hastings*, L. A. Rutterford*, J. J. Freer, R. A. Collins, S. D. Simpson and M. J. Genner (2020). Current Biology30(8): 1572.
TAC Gordon, HR Harding, FK Clever, IK Davidson, W Davison, DW Montgomery, RC Weatherhead, FM Windsor, JD Armstrong, A Bardonnet, E Bergman, JR Britton, IM Côté, D D'Agostino, LA Greenberg, AR Harborne, KK Kahilainen, NB Metcalfe, SC Mills, NJ Milner, FH Mittermayer, L Montorio, SL Nedelec, JM Prokkola, LA Rutterford, AGV Salvanes, SD Simpson, A Vainikka, JK Pinnegar, EM Santos (2018). Journal of Fish Biology 92 (3), 804-827.
Rutterford, L. A.*, S. D. Simpson*, S. Jennings, M. P. Johnson, J. L. Blanchard, P. J. Schön, D. W. Sims, J. Tinker and M. J. Genner (2015). Future fish distributions constrained by depth in warming seas. Nature Climate Change 5 (6), 569-573.
An Independent Review commissioned by the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Group.
Martin J. Genner, Jennifer J. Freer and Louise A. Rutterford, (2017). Foresight – Future of the Sea, Evidence Review, Government Office for Science.
Supervision / Group
- Steve Simpson